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Memorable Hillcrest career for Eli Ours

LISBON Not long after Hillcrest Academy’s season-ending loss in a district championship game on July 17, Eli Ours looked senior classmate London Schrock in the eyes. And they … more

Playoff run ends for Hillcrest Academy

LISBON The groans of nervousness rattled around Lisbon City Park with a district championship at stake. When Grant Bender of Hillcrest Academy trotted home to score a run on a bases-loaded walk … more

Hillcrest reaches 1A district title game

RIVERSIDE Noah Miller of Hillcrest Academy began the first inning with a single. Eli Ours and Miller stole bases. Luke Schrock drove home both runners with a double. It was the kind of … more

Ravens blow out English Valleys in district quarterfinal

Eli Ours, a Hillcrest Academy senior facing his last game as a Raven in any sport, had a mission Monday night: start and finish the game. And win. Mission accomplished. Ours struck out 11 and … more

Ravens go down swinging

The Hillcrest softball team was unable to protect a 6-3 fourth-inning lead at New London on Tuesday, but the Ravens went down swinging. Led by an outstanding offensive effort from its senior … more

Ravens' Yoder having a solid rookie season

While the Hillcrest softball team was unable to get a win during the regular season this year, a few individual performances have given the Ravens some excitement about the program moving … more

Schrock's grand slam lifts Ravens

After falling behind by seven runs early in Monday’s game at Lone Tree, Hillcrest continued to compete. The Ravens trailed 9-3 entering the fifth inning, but took a two-run lead on Luke … more

Hillcrest Academy recognizes its softball seniors

Meredith Blossom, a Hillcrest Academy senior, stood outside the batter’s box Monday, bat in hand, and glanced toward the Ravens third-base coach to see if there was a play on. Dad clapped … more

Hillcrest pitchers combine for rare no-hitter

KALONA When Luke Schrock’s final pitch Monday night was popped into the air, Noah Miller of Hillcrest Academy raced in from center field as fast as he could. Miller hugged Schrock and … more

Hillcrest to host baseball camp

Camp Director Dwight Gingerich announces that boys may still enroll in the Hillcrest Raven Basketball Camp slated for June 28-July 1. The session for those entering grades 8-10 will run from … more

Ravens edged 11-10 in extra innings

The Ravens battled back from an early four-run deficit on Thursday, but came up one run short of their first victory of the season — falling 11-10 to Lone Tree in nine innings.   The … more

Ravens win home tournament

The Ravens came out swinging in both games of the Hillcrest baseball triangular on Saturday. Hillcrest scored three runs in the first inning of game one, and sent 13 batters to the plate in the first … more

Postseason soccer awards

Mid-Prairie’s Ethan Trimpe was named second-team All-State when the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Association released its annual awards on Monday.  The Golden Hawk senior led the … more

Ravens show improvement in loss to WMU

The Hillcrest Ravens showed some improvement at the plate, in the circle, and in the field during a 9-0 loss to Winfield-Mt. Union on Tuesday.  The Lady Wolves (8-1) scored four runs and had … more

Ravens recover from early deficit to beat WMU in six

After blowing a pair of seventh-innings leads during an 0-3 start, the Hillcrest Ravens have come back from early deficits in back-to-back games while winning three in a row.  On Monday, … more

Ravens top SEISC North leaders, score 24 at Wapello

When Pekin arrived at Hillcrest on Friday night, the Panthers had not allowed more than three runs in a game all season. They had also not scored fewer than three runs in a game, and more … more

Mediapolis scores four in the first, holds off Hillcrest 6-2

The Hillcrest Ravens were unable to come back from an early four-run deficit in a 6-2 loss at Mediapolis.  Mediapolis put the first four batters on base with three hits and a walk, but the … more

Hillcrest can't catch up to Mediapolis

The Hillcrest softball team put up a season-high eight runs on eight hits at Mediapolis (1-4) on Thursday, but couldn’t come back from an early eight-run deficit in an 18-8 loss. The Ravens … more

Hershberger wraps up career on Drake's blue oval

Aaron Hershberger wrapped up his track & field career at Drake Stadium on Friday, competing in the 110 and 400-meter hurdle races, just 90 minutes apart.  He finished 17th in the … more

Ravens take rematch with Central Lee in substate quarterfinal

Hillcrest Academy defeated Central Lee, 2-0, in the first round of substate play on Thursday, May 20, thanks to two goals that came less than a minute apart in the first half. Midway through the … more
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